Tuesday, January 11, 2022

humans of Guantanamo

 The organization CAGE has launched a new website and gathered seven survivors together to tell their stories-- link below. (Sorry about the formatting problem but the links still work!)



#GITMO20: Time to Close Guantanamo Together


Assalamu Alaykum


Dear supporters and friends,


To mark 20 years since to the day the first of nearly 780 men were trafficked to the infamous torture centre, Guantanamo Bay, we have today launched the website ‘www.closingguantanamotogether.com’.


The website showcases two decades worth of campaigns, prisoner artwork and poetry, cutting edge research, and moving interviews with former prisoners and their families by CAGE.


As well as listing the remaining prisoners, the website serves as a rallying platform to close Guantanamo bay and enact the 8-point plan to do so as put together and endorsed by former prisoners.


“Closing Guantanamo Together is dedicated to the survivors of Guantanamo. It’s an effort to centre the survivor voice and ensure the campaign to close Guantanamo and free its prisoners remains rooted in the experiences and testimonies of those who lived through what is now known as ‘the gulag of our times’.” - Moazzam Begg









WATCH Guantanamo Memorial Event: Ex-Guantanamo Prisoners Speak About Their Experiences: 20 Years of Guantanamo Bay


On the 8th January, 7 former prisoners came together to mark the 20th anniversary of Guantanamo's opening. It was the largest gathering of former Guantanamo prisoners marking this occasion. 

Speakers included:

Mohamedou ould Salahi (Mauritania)
Omar Khadr (Canada)
Shaker Aamer (UK)
Ahmed Errachidi (Morocco)
Omar Deghayes (UK/Libya)
Mansoor Adayfi (Yemen/Serbia)
Clive Stafford-Smith (Lawyer)
Moazzam Begg (UK)


Exclusively for this anniversary, CAGE is providing the full recording of the event. Watch men who have not only survived Guantanamo, but also continue to embody faith and resilience.


Watch here››




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